Backup Infrastructure Components
After you integrate Veeam Backup for GCP with Veeam Backup & Replication, the backup infrastructure will consist of the following components:
- Veeam Backup & Replication
An application where you can manage backup infrastructure components, perform restore from VM instance image-level backups and snapshots, and copy VM instance backups to additional repositories and tapes.
- Google Cloud Platform Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication
An installer component that deploys services required for integration with Veeam Backup for GCP.
- Veeam Backup for GCP appliance
The main component that performs backup and restore operations in GCP environments.
In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, you can connect to an existing Veeam Backup for GCP appliance or launch the deployment of a new one.
- Worker instances
Temporary Linux-based VM instances that are created by Veeam Backup for GCP to perform backup and restore operations. A worker instance is deployed for each VM instance included in the running backup policy or restore process. After the backup or restore process completes, the worker instance is immediately removed. For more information, see the Worker Instances section in the Veeam Backup for GCP User Guide
- Cloud Storage backup repositories
GCP Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication supports two types of Cloud Storage backup repositories:
- Standard backup repositories
A GCP storage bucket where Veeam Backup for GCP stores image-level backups of VM instances. For more information on standard backup repositories, see Adding Cloud Storage Backup Repositories.
- Archive repositories
A GCP storage bucket where Veeam Backup for GCP stores archive backups of VM instances. For more information on archive, see Adding Cloud Storage Backup Repositories.
- Additional repositories and tape devices
Additional repositories are any backup repositories where Veeam Backup & Replication copies VM instance backups if you perform backup copy. For more information, see the Backup repositories section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. You can also use tape devices to store copies of your backup files. For more information on how to back up to tapes, see the Machines Backup to Tape section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
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